It's Derby day and all eyes are on Churchill Downs – it's the time for the 2019 Kentucky Derby. This year it is the 145th annual Run for the Roses, widely known as the most betting horse race event in the calendar.
But gambling is no fun unless you watch (or, to be honest, win) and we'll tell you how to get a 2019 Kentucky Derby live stream from this year's action, wherever you are in the world. We leave the winning part to you for sorting.
This year, the prize portfolio is rising from the usual $ 2 million to a staggering $ 3 million. The Class I races are for only 20 three-year-old thoroughbred horses that will run the one and a quarter mile race – one that has been there since 1875.
The highest qualified point holder is Tacitus and jockey Jose Ortiz with 150 points, in the second place Omaha Beach was ridden by Mike E. Smith at 137.5 points and the third is Vekoma at 110 points with the jockey Javier Castellano. Other horses to watch out for include Maximum Security who won the Florida Derby, Game Winner who finished second in the Santa Anita Derby and Long Range Toddy, which is currently highly regarded.
Whoever wins, there will certainly be a large crowd, with an estimated mass of more than 100,000 people making their way to Louisville, Kentucky to the famous Churchill Downs.
If you don't feel like braving the crowds, stand out in the changeable weather, or even if you're not in the country, don't worry, because here you'll discover how to get a Kentucky Derby live stream from anywhere in the world view world.
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How to view the Kentucky Derby 2019: American live stream
If you live in the US, you want to tune in to NBC, where the entire event is discussed, including the preparation of Saturday, the red carpet and then the Derby itself.
If you prefer to watch the race on your computer or laptop, remember that the entire event will be streamed live online nbcsports.com/live from 2.30 p.m. ET / 11.30 p.m. PT on Saturday 4 May.
For those on the move, NBC will stream this year's Derby on mobile via the official NBC app. It is worth noting that with both options you must log in with the information from your cable provider for full access.
If you have had a cable subscription but happen to be in the US when the Derby is taking place, the best way to access your feed is a VPN. Below you will find all information about downloading and using a VPN to view the race.
How to look in the US without a cable
If you don't have a cable subscription, don't worry, because there are other options that allow you to view NBC without subscribing to it. To make the whole process easy for you, we have listed three of our favorite options below:
- DIRECTV NOW $ 50 per month – DIRECTV NOW gives users all the channels needed to watch racing and a host of other sporting events. Use the 7-day trial of DIRECTV NOW to test the platform.
- Sling TV $ 40 per month – Sling TV is a cheap way to watch sports. Sling TV is compatible with Apple TV, Roku, Xbox One, Chromecast and a host of other devices and it's easy to get started with a free 7-day trial.
- fuboTV $ 19.99 for the first month – fuboTV has a low introductory price, but then the price goes up to $ 44.99 per month and includes these 70 channels. A 7-day trial version is available so that you can test the functionality yourself.
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How to get a Kentucky Derby live stream from outside your country
With your viewing options for the US, Canada and the UK in this article, you just have to think that this is all you need to know, right? Certainly … unless you are abroad this weekend.
Try to tune in from abroad and you will soon discover that your coverage is geoblocked. Annoying, but your race hasn't started yet.
How to view the Kentucky Derby 2019: Canada livestream
If you want to tune into the Kentucky Derby 2019 from Canada, you want to go to TSN. For the Derby on Saturday you want TSN 1 at 4 p.m.
Just like your American counterparts, TSN offers a desktop viewing experience on TSN.ca and via the official TSN app. Again, like your neighbors in the south, you need a subscription to view this way.
How to watch a Kentucky Derby live stream in the UK
You can view all the Kentucky Derby live stream promotions that you can perform on the Sky Sports Racing channel. The good news is that you don't have to have a full Sky Sports subscription to watch … this station is available at the basic level of Sky TV.
Want to watch, but don't want to subscribe to Sky for just one race? Then you might find a Now TV Sports Pass as an answer. Pay for a day pass (£ 8.99), weekly pass (£ 14.99) or monthly pass (£ 33.99) and receive each individual Sky Sports channel included for that period and all additional actions that come with it.
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